Emergency crews responding to fatal house fire, South Brisbane

A 72-year-old man has died following a house fire in Brisbane’s south overnight.

Police and emergency services were called to Gregory Street at Acacia Ridge just before 10pm where they found the house engulfed in fire.

The two occupants of the house, a 71-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man, were inside at the time.

The pair’s neighbour, a 56-year-old man, was able to assist the woman out of the house. Both were transported to hospital with minor injuries.

The 72-year-old man was later located deceased inside the house.

A crime scene has been declared as investigators work to determine the cause of the fire.

Anyone who may have information is urged to contact police.

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